This new drone swarm speeds through forests with unprecedented ease

This new drone swarm speeds through forests with unprecedented ease

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This technological leap shows just how far drone and autonomous navigation and manoeuvrability tech has come in just a few years.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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This new road gives your electric vehicle unlimited range

This new road gives your electric vehicle unlimited range

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lithium Ion batteries in cars and supercharger networks could be just transition technologies as more companies experiment with new ways to charge your EV’s wherever they are.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses...

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Commercially available solar vehicles that never need charging are here

Commercially available solar vehicles that never need charging are here

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With solar panels getting so efficient have you ever wondered why you need tons of batteries to power your electric vehicle?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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No stopping solar after another record breakthrough smashes 32% efficiency

No stopping solar after another record breakthrough smashes 32% efficiency

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If solar is already the world’s cheapest form of energy what happens when the tech gets multiple times better?! Energy generation costs go to zero …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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DHL and Volvo partner up to deliver autonomous hub to hub trucking

DHL and Volvo partner up to deliver autonomous hub to hub trucking

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Self driving trucks are coming, and now they’re coming just that little bit faster to change the industry … Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. You’ve...

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This new silent drone flies using ionic propulsion and nothing but ionised air

This new silent drone flies using ionic propulsion and nothing but ionised air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you think planes need fuel to fly then ionic propulsion will make you think again …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while...

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Engineers have a new problem, stopping climate change from destroying roads

Engineers have a new problem, stopping climate change from destroying roads

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As extreme weather events, flooding, sea level rise, and climate change intensify our world’s infrastructure is going to get increasingly crippled if we don’t change how and where we build it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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A new ultra lightweight hydrogen fuel tank could make jet fuel obsolete

A new ultra lightweight hydrogen fuel tank could make jet fuel obsolete

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen fuels tanks aren’t sexy but if you want to replace jet fuel with greener energy alternatives then making them light is crucial, so this is a milestone.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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A flying jetpack is on track to help create the world’s first Hoverbike

A flying jetpack is on track to help create the world’s first Hoverbike

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bikes are great. Hoverbikes that fly are even greater. Enough said.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. At around the age of 12, David Mayman...

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World first as Chinese researchers power a high speed MAGLEV train wirelessly

World first as Chinese researchers power a high speed MAGLEV train wirelessly

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Wirelessly charging your smartphone is easy, but wirelessly charging an electric train moving at over 600kmh is an entirely different proposition.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote,...

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Self-driving cars get a boost after US regulator removes requirement for humans to be in control

Self-driving cars get a boost after US regulator removes requirement for humans to be in control

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Removing, or adapting, the US highways regulations so that self-driving vehicles no longer need any form of human control or input is a major step in the future of mobility. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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The first electric truck powered by 3D printed batteries was just unveiled

The first electric truck powered by 3D printed batteries was just unveiled

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to 3D print batteries means you can increase the surface are of the anodes and cathodes to help batteries store alot more energy.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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World’s first real warp bubble created by accident as scientists mull future warp drive

World’s first real warp bubble created by accident as scientists mull future warp drive

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lab accidents are creating all manner of breakthroughs at the moment, in anti-biotics and now warp drives … what’s next?!   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Ford’s new electric F-150 pickup can power your home for up to 3 days

Ford’s new electric F-150 pickup can power your home for up to 3 days

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You used to get all your energy from your home’s electricity grid, but now you can get it from your car …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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Japan to trial new energy tankers to transport energy from deep sea wind farms

Japan to trial new energy tankers to transport energy from deep sea wind farms

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Energy that is generated and stored offshore needs transporting, just like we transport oil today, so Japan have created a new breed of “Energy tankers.”   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Airspeeder carries out the world’s first eVTOL drag race in Oz

Airspeeder carries out the world’s first eVTOL drag race in Oz

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Any time anyone creates a new vehicle invariably someone wants to race them and create a new sport.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Around...

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Wright to make a 100 seater electric aircraft powered by Aluminium by 2026

Wright to make a 100 seater electric aircraft powered by Aluminium by 2026

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Aluminium Air batteries have way much more energy density than even Hydrogen, and now one startup aircraft manufacturer’s ready to bet on the technology.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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Rolls Royce’s electric plane smashes multiple world records

Rolls Royce’s electric plane smashes multiple world records

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Future aircraft will be powered by “greener” fuels, from ammonia and electricity to hydrogen, and their rate of development is accelerating – literally.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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Charging your EV in 5 mins gets closer with Ford’s latest EV charging cable

Charging your EV in 5 mins gets closer with Ford’s latest EV charging cable

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It takes a few minutes to fill your car with gasoline, now it could take the same amount of time to charge your EV.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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China’s GAC Group first to unveil an electric car with a 1,000km range

China’s GAC Group first to unveil an electric car with a 1,000km range

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF People with electric cars often talk about range anxiety, but this latest EV from China smashes it out the park.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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